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Priorities of Care for the Dying Person

Priorities of Care for the Dying Person

“How we care for the dying is an indicator of how we care for all sick and vulnerable people, it is a measure of society as a whole and it is a litmus test for health and social care services”
End of Life Strategy, 2008


Caring for people who are close to death demands compassion, kindness and a skilled application of knowledge. The Priorities of Care for the Dying Person sets out the 5 priorities for care in the last few days and hours of life as well as the duties and responsibilities of Health and Care staff to ensure these priorities are achieved (2014 – Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People). Throughout this study day we will discuss current best practice enabling you to apply the 5 priorities of care to your practice


To have knowledge and understanding of the Priorities of Care for the dying person

The five priorities are:

  • Recognising the dying phase
  • Communicating sensitively
  • Involving those important to the person
  • Supporting family and others
  • Plan and do – an individual and holistic plan of care

Learning Outcomes:

To be able to apply the five priorities of care to your practice when caring for an individual in the last days and hours of life.


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